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Global Britain: Decolonising Art’s Histories Day 1

Monday 21 June 2021, 9 - 5.30pm, GMT

Global Britain: Decolonising Art’s Histories Association for Art History’s two-day Summer Symposium Day 1, 21 June 2021 & Day 2, 22 September, online 22 September Programme and Speakers available here 21 June Programme and Speakers below or download full programme with abstracts (pdf) The Association for Art History’s Summer Symposium is a two-day annual event that […]

Curating Art or Curating Artists | The Thorny Question of an Artist’s Biography

22 June, 6:30-8pm GMT

Watch a recording of the live event here.  How much should an artist’s life be used to frame our understanding and experience of their artwork? Critics have often been strict in their prescription that an art object must be separated from its sullied context, with a dose of sterile white space to allow visitors to […]

Beyond the Frame: Primary Teacher CPD

24 June 2021, online

Focusing on the theme of Identity, the workshop will centre on a case study of Sonia Boyce’s 1982 self-portrait Rice n Peas.

We will investigate the wealth of ideas and associations it generates, and how the artwork might be used as the catalyst for a cross-curricular exploration of Identity with KS1 & 2 students.

Association for Art History Fellows Awards

25 May, online

Join us online on 25 May for the awards of Fellows of the Association of Art History nominated in 2020 and 2021. 

Curating Fast and Slow | Changing Times, Changing Tempos?

6.30 -8pm, 7 April 2021

Watch a recording of the event here.  Exhibition-making can take place at myriad different tempos and contexts. Larger-scale museum exhibitions can take years to research and realise whilst other approaches to curating thrive on faster turnaround and a more ‘magazine’ format. Biennials by their very nature take place over a cycle of two years, whilst […]

How to Write About Art

This episode of ‘How to Write About Art’ for successful funding applications is now available to view online. This was the fourth in our series of informal online talks on writing about art and art history from different perspectives and for different purposes.

The Future of the Blockbuster : A Need for Change?

Thanks to everyone who participated in and attended this panel discussion on 22 October. Watch the recording of this event. Crises lead to reassessment. ‘Blockbuster’ exhibitions have been a staple of art museums and galleries for decades. They have been enormously successful in terms of raising profile, fostering research, reaching larger audiences and generating income. […]

How To Write About Art

5.30 - 6pm, 24 September 2020

Join us on Thursday 24 September for another informal online talk as part of our ‘How to Write about Art’ series. This time we’ll be looking at getting writing published, and specifically talking about how to write for academic journals with Samuel Bibby, Managing Editor of the Association for Art History’s journal ‘Art History’.

How to Write About Art

15 July, 6 - 6.30pm

A recording of this talk is now available to view on YouTube. How do you write about art? Join us on Wednesday 15 July, 6 – 6.30pm for our second online talk in our new series on writing about art. For this event we welcome Jeremy Akerman and Eileen Daly, who set up and run […]

How to Write About Art

24 June 2020

How do you write about art? Join us on Wednesday 24 June, 5.30-6pm for a new series of short online talks about writing about art. We start the series finding out how to write about art and exhibitions with art critic, Tabish Khan.